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Nawaz Sharif reaches Kot Lakhpat jail

He thanked his workers for their support

SAMAA | - Posted: May 7, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: May 7, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

Former Pakistani Prime minister Nawaz Sharif (centre L) sits in a car as he heads back to Kot Lakpat Jail in Lahore on May 7, 2019, following the expiry of his bail. (AFP)

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has reached Kot Lakhpat jail after his six-week bail on medical grounds expired on Tuesday.

“I am thankful to my lovely workers… I thank Zinda dilan-e-Lahore who accompanied me,” Mr Sharif said in a video message shared by his daughter on Twitter.

“The dark night of injustice will end,” he said. “I know they understand why I am being punished,” the former prime minister said about his supporters.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif in another tweet said that it took them four hours to reach Kot Lakhpat jail from Raiwind which is hardly 30 minutes away. “Thank you Lahore ,” she said.

His nephew, Hamza Shehbaz, drove him to jail while his daughter Maryam Nawaz also accompanied him.

A large number of PML-N workers and leaders gathered outside his Jati Umra residence and accompanied their leader to the jail.

Maryam Nawaz, who was made the party’s vice president a few days ago, did not address the rally.

Sharif was granted six weeks of bail to get medical treatment, which expired tonight, May 7.

The three-time former premier was jailed at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail after an accountability court sentenced him to seven years after convicting him in the Al-Azizia case.

It is very difficult for a daughter to drop her father to the prison and for a father to go to the jail holding his daughter’s hand, Maryam tweeted Monday night. She said that she will still go because their mission is much bigger than the relationship between a father and his daughter.

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6 Comments

  1. Stpd  May 8, 2019 2:36 am/ Reply

    If you steal from people you have to pay. I am shocked that people are still supporting you. I guess only in Pakistan……

  2. Wasim Riaz  May 8, 2019 1:38 pm/ Reply

    Maryam should thank the authorities for letting her accompany her father. Otherwise people like him should be dragged to jail by police. A person who lied to the court and was granted bail for 6 weeks for treatment and he did nothing but sit in his house. Shame on him. When he left the jail he seemed weaker but his reports were good. When his bail expired, he seemed healthier but interestingly his reports were worse. How could people support liars and hypocrites like him

  3. Anonymous  May 8, 2019 2:06 pm/ Reply

    the only country where people support proven thief

  4. Abdul Haseeb  May 8, 2019 3:27 pm/ Reply

    The thief must be punished

  5. As  May 8, 2019 11:42 pm/ Reply

    Mian nawaz sharif zinda abad

  6. Anisah zafar  May 9, 2019 1:42 am/ Reply

    Only things like this can happen in Pakistan
    How can the public support theifs like this ?? This just shows how illetrate the general public is.. how shameful can her daughter be to come on the media and say my father is innocent . These people make me sick . They should rot in jail and someone please throw away the key!

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